Concerns have been raised about the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and the potential risks of halting its development.
Experts have warned that halting the development of AI in America would only give more power to China to develop its own AI technology, which would favor its communist political system and increase the chances that China’s AI system becomes the global standard.
The risks of halting AI development are too great to ignore. Dr. Jason Matheny, president and CEO of RAND Corporation and commissioner of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, said it would be close to impossible to broker an international agreement to hit ‘pause’ on AI development.
Shyam Sankar, chief technology officer and executive vice president of Palantir, went further by saying a pause would only give China a greater advantage in building AI that could become the standard.
While the industry-led call for an AI pause made waves, it’s an idea Washington has largely ignored for many of the reasons the witnesses cited. Both senators and witnesses on Wednesday made it clear they are more interested in setting up regulations on AI to the extent possible rather than requiring a halt in research.
Source Fox News